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Soros accused of speculating against the Forint

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The pro-government media suspects that the extreme volatility the Hungarian currency has shown over the past few days is due to speculative sales. They all believe that American-Hungarian financier George Soros may be the one pulling the strings. A liberal weekly ridicules that assumption. READ MORE

Forint hits all time low against the Euro

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

A left-wing commentator excoriates the National Bank for not intervening in defence of the national currency as its exchange rate scrapes just short of 332 to the Euro. READ MORE

Inflation slows down, but vegetable prices surge

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

A left-wing analyst criticizes the National Bank for not raising the base rate despite the high inflation rate. Other economists think that higher prices are the natural result of increasing wages and a higher demand for higher quality goods. READ MORE

Labour shortage seen as a threat to economic growth

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A left-wing policy analyst acknowledges that the Hungarian economy has performed well recently, but warns that future growth may be severely limited by the labour shortage. READ MORE

TV2’s new ownership contested

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

As two rival tycoons claim to have bought Hungary’s number two commercial television company, analysts tried to disentangle the legal maze surrounding the matter. READ MORE

Depopulating small settlements

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A centrist commentator blames decision makers for not even trying to address the frightening “free fall” in the number of inhabitants in rural areas. READ MORE

Merkel’s visit – all sides satisfied

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Left and right-wing commentators draw up an equally positive balance sheet of Chancellor Merkel’s visit, but for opposing reasons. The former believe the Chancellor taught PM Orbán a lesson, while the latter suggest that her one day visit was a show of basic unity despite disagreements on some matters.

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National Bank defiant

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A business daily thinks the Hungarian National Bank intended to flex its muscles  when it decided to cut its main interest rate again earlier this week, although the Forint lost approximately three per cent of its value to the main currencies over the past two weeks. READ MORE

Forint hits ten months record low

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

A business weekly thinks that aside from the latest interest rate cut by the Hungarian National Bank, the Forint has lost ground over the past weeks because investors have grown increasingly cautious about emerging markets. READ MORE

EDP exit seen as a step towards Orbán’s reelection

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Commentators and political analysts ponder the prospects of the Hungarian economy and the chances of government projects as the country is likely to soon exit the EU excessive deficit procedure. READ MORE